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  NCJ Number: NCJ 201222     Find in a Library
  Title: Violence Against Women: Synthesis of Research on Offender Interventions
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Daniel G. Saunders ; Richard M. Hamill
  Date Published: 06/2003
  Page Count: 43
  Series: NIJ Research Report
  Annotation: This federally funded report provides an overview of the latest empirical research on interventions for men who assault women, physically or sexually.
  Abstract: Despite an accumulation of studies evaluating programs for domestic violence offenders, rigorous studies are few and firm conclusions cannot be made yet about intervention effectiveness. This report funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, offers a synthesis of the most recent research on intervention for men who assault women (i.e., wives, girlfriends, and acquaintances). The report begins with a description of the major components of existing programs and describes what is known about effective assessment and treatment methods. Several topics of interest to practitioners are covered including increasing the batter’s motivation for treatment; assessing dangerousness and risk of recidivism; assessing and addressing complication factors, such as illiteracy, mental illness, and substance abuse; judging the quality of domestic violence and sexual assault program evaluations; and innovations and issues requiring additional research including prison programs, integrated substance abuse and offender interventions, attachment disorders, leader gender, treatment length, conjoint versus gender-specific formats, and program standards. Also, discussed is the role of research in resolving controversial issues and the characteristics of sound evaluations. References
  Main Term(s): Female victims
  Index Term(s): Male offenders ; Treatment offender matching ; Treatment ; Battered wives ; Intervention ; Sexual assault victims ; Domestic assault ; Research uses in policymaking ; Abused women ; Treatment intervention model ; NIJ grant-related documents
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 98-WT-VX-K011
  Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
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  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: For additional information related to this grant see NCJ-198372, NCJ-199577-579, NCJ-199660, NCJ-199760-761, and NCJ-199911-912.
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